Past Events

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Leadership in Caring Award


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Compassion in Caring Award

The RAND Corporation
Leading the way with policy research 
on aging

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Dr. Wally H. Ghurabi, FACEP
Medical Director, Nethercutt Emergency Center
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica

Chief of Staff
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital

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Caring for Our Community Award 


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Thomas S. Loo
Rotary Club of Santa Monica President
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Journalist Warren Olney (standing left) served as Master of Ceremonies at WISE & Healthy Aging’s April 18, 2015 “Celebration of Caring” event at the Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey.  President and Superintendent of Santa Monica College Dr. Chui Tsang (middle) with wife Echo Tsai (next to Mr. Olney) received the “Leadership in Caring” award, presented by Michael Rich, president and CEO of RAND (seated in middle).  Also in the photo are Mr. Olney’s wife, Marsha Temple (seated left), along with RAND’s Iao Katagiri and WISE & Healthy Aging’s president and CEO Grace Cheng Braun(right).

Kaiser team with Senator Ben Allen


Dr. Howard Fullman, Medical Director of Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center (center) stands proudly between two Kaiser Permanente physicians who were honored at the April 18, 2015 “Celebration of Caring” event.  Dr. Kimberly Reece (left) and Dr. Susan Wang (right) received the “Compassion of Caring” award, presented by Senator Ben Allen.  Joining the Kaiser Permanente team was Georgina, Executive Director, and Renee White Fraser, Event Chair, and Grace Cheng Braun, president and CEO of WISE & Healthy Aging (right).


2014 Event
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(pictured, left to right: Renee White Fraser, President and CEO of Fraser Communications and Event Chair; Dr. David Feinberg, President, UCLA Health System and CEO, UCLA Hospital System; Honoree Patti Davis; Honoree Dr. Linda Burnes Bolton; Thomas Priselac, President and CEO, Cedars-Sinai Health System; with Grace Cheng Braun, President and CEO, WISE & Healthy Aging)


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More than 200 attendees gathered on June 7, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton to celebrate two honorees for their love of helping others (To see event photos, CLICK HERE) This special luncheon recognized and honored Dr. Linda Burnes Bolton and Patti Davis for the difference they are making in our community.  Linda Burnes Bolton, DrPH, RN, FAAN, is Vice President of Nursing, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Nursing Research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Patti Davis, actress, author and the daughter of Nancy and the late President Ronald Reagan, is founder of the “Beyond Alzheimer’s” support group at the UCLA Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care Program.  Journalist and executive producer Lisa Ling, of the Oprah Winfrey Network’s “Our America,” served as special guest emcee.
Dr. Burnes Bolton received the “Leadership in Caring” award, and Ms. Davis received the “Legacy of Caring” award.
With more than four decades of serving seniors and their families throughout Los Angeles County, WISE & Healthy Aging was proud to also introduce its WISE Caregiver Training Academy to address the growing need for quality training of family and professional caregivers for the elderly.